Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Biotech
  • Year established:
    1908
  • Website:
    http://www.roche.co.uk
  • Contact
    • 6 Falcon Way, Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1TW

About Roche UK

Roche are one of the world’s biggest biotechnology companies, and have been working to enrich human health worldwide since their foundation in Basel, Switzerland in 1896.

The company has had a presence in the UK since 1908, developing innovative pharmaceuticals, cutting-edge diagnostic tests and life-changing diabetes management solutions. In 2017 alone, Roche contributed £1.2 billion to the British economy, with more than 700,000 people benefiting from their medicines in the UK.

Roche are led by in the UK by General Manager Richard Erwin and employ more than 2,100 people of 53 different nationalities, with a further 40-plus employees working for their diagnostics division in Ireland.

Diversity, inclusion and collaboration are the key values underpinning the firm’s activities, all in service of their global mission to deliver essential medical advances that address the current and future needs of patients worldwide.


What is it like to work for Roche UK

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
As well as donating £50,000 to charity in 2017, Roche run various sustainability schemes, such as providing employees with free personal water bottles to reduce plastic cup usage. Additionally, staff have two volunteer days each year to spend in service of any charity they choose.
My Company
My Company
Roche take immense pride in their life-saving work. A video wall is being installed at their campus in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire to remind employees and visitors of their core values - integrity, courage and passion - while ‘patient stories’ are regularly shared to showcase the value of their efforts.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Roche offer a staff recognition programme called Applause, through which any employee can nominate any of their colleagues to receive special rewards for efforts above and beyond their day job. These come in the form of cash, vouchers or simple thank-you cards.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff:

    2168

  • Male : Female:

    38% / 62%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    86%

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